Clogmaking workshop and cheese tour
Classes & Workshops

Clogmaking workshop and cheese tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Everyday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Do this because
  • Get to know all the ins and outs of Dutch clogmaking
  • Taste the real Dutch Gouda and Edam cheese, stroopwafel and speculaas biscuits
  • Enjoy a guided tour and learn everything about cheese and wooden shoe making
  • Take your homemade clog with you
What to expect

Ever wondered how those beautiful Dutch wooden shoes are made? Learn the craft of making clogs at a Dutch clog farm! Enjoy a guided tour and taste some of the best cheeses, biscuits, and wine that Holland has to offer.

Starting out with a block of wood from the Dutch poplar tree, you will learn the steps involved in making clogs. Shape the outside of the shoe the old fashioned way, with a big knife and carve out the inside of the shoe with a sharp spoon.

During the workshop, you will make a wooden shoe per person or per duo. Receive a semi-finished wooden shoe that can be decorated with the help of engraving tools and colorful paint.

After the workshop, you will enjoy a guided tour in which you learn about typical Dutch Goude or Edam cheese. The cheese can be tasted in the shop together with typical Dutch biscuits and a sip of local fruit wine.

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What's included
  • Unlimited coffee, tea and water + lemonade for the children
  • Tasting cheese, typical Dutch biscuits and a sip of local fruit wine in the shop.
  • All materials needed for the clogmaking workshop.
What's not included
  • Fully finished, wearable clogs are not guaranteed

Wagenweg 2, 1145 PW Katwoude, Netherlands

Meeting point:

Begin your experience at the Simonehoeve traditional cheese farm and clog factory.

Traveling from Amsterdam? Take bus 316 from Amsterdam CS (IJzijde) - Tickets can be bought at the station or from the bus driver for €10 (cash is not accepted). You will find Simonehoeve a couple of meters from bus stop for 'Hotel Volendam'.

Traveling by car? You will find Simonehoeve next to Hotel Volendam. At the roundabout, Amsterdam-Edam-Volendam take the Volendam direction (right) and then immediately turn right again.

The Cheesefarm and Clog Factory can be recognized by the mini-windmill.

What to remember
  • Using Clog Making knives, benches and various instructions from professional clog makers, you will learn the art of making clogs the old fashioned way
  • You must be at least 16 years old to enjoy this workshop
  • Fully finished, wearable clogs are not guaranteed - Clog making is hard work and a real craft, which makes this workshop really valuable
  • Note the duration of the workshop is about 2 hours, including the tour through the cheese farm
  • This activity can only be provided when booked beforehand. It is not possible to arrange a clog making workshop at the moment of arrival
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  • Tours are available daily every 30 minutes from 8.30am to 3.00pm
  • Please see calendar for exact available times

De Simonehoeve opening hours:

  • September through March from 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • April through August from 8.30am to 6.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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